Some people have suggested that art is cyclical. Well, if you ever needed proof of this concept, then this is a doozy. StudioMDHR has announced that they have entered into an agreement with Netflix to create The Cuphead Show. Yes, the game that was inspired by 1930’s cartoons is becoming a cartoon itself. Chad and Jared Moldenhauer of StudioMDHR will be executive producers on The Cuphead Show. You can check out the Tweet announcing the news below –
Coming to you in full color and cine-sound, it's…The Cuphead Show! Witness the wondrous Inkwell Isles as you've never seen them before in an original series inspired by classic animation styles of the 1930s. Now in production by the talented team at @Netflix Animation! pic.twitter.com/4xA59eVLra
— Studio MDHR (@StudioMDHR) July 9, 2019
Of course, this is the third Netflix show with a tie to a computer game after Castlevania and upcoming show based on The Witcher franchise. The streaming giant seems intent on trying to tempt gamers to their service. And as long as they produce quality content, gamers aren’t going to mind.
If you are unfamiliar with Cuphead (which has now sold over 4 million copies) then here’s the trailer and official description of the game –
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.
Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil!